Hellyeah
Band of Brothers


2.0
poor

Review

by Kris "KJ" Swantko USER (32 Reviews)
July 17th, 2012 | 112 replies | 11,929 views


Release Date: 2012 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The fist-clenching faux metal cowboys are up to their same old tricks.

18 of 20 thought this review was well written

Run for the hills, Hellyeah are at it again. In theory, this all-star group sounded like it could be history in the making, but in practice, it’s still a disaster. It’s not the themes and content we’re presented with that is laughable; frankly, who doesn’t enjoy scantily clad women, pounding brews, killing time with the boys, and acting like a badass? What’s headshakingly-bad about Hellyeah is the absurdly-immature manner in which they deliver it all. Impressionable teenagers from the South and low-IQ individuals everywhere have got to be the target audience for this. Mind you, Hellyeah are all aged 38-49; they’re not exactly young pups fresh to the game anymore and the whole package comes across as ridiculous. After one piece of under-achieving waste (aka their first album) and two deja vu episodes later, I can say with reasonable certainty this project will always be a huge sh*t-stain on the guys’ resumés.

The horrendously boring and uninspired riffs; the predictable lyrical content; the verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus song structure that frequently rears its ugly head; it’s all identical to their 2007 and 2010 releases. Band of Brothers is just completely devoid of anything worthwhile. There have, however, been marginal improvements. Whereas the riffs used to sound like they were created to resemble garbage, now they sound like there was at least some effort put forth; mind you they‘re still overwhelmingly bland and amateurish though. The songs and riffs have more groove and bluesy influence than on the prior records, but again, the quality hasn’t leaped forward by any stretch of the imagination.

As far as the lyrical content, look virtually anywhere and you’re guaranteed to find something along the lines of Dig myself a hole, and fill it full of me, everyday I’m living everyday until I sleep for eternity (actual excerpt from “Dig Myself a Hole”). The entire album is like a raging river of stupidity that flows like the Great Mississippi itself. The only song that rules is “Drink Drank Drunk” and that’s because it’s a paradoxically goofy-but-heavy song obviously about getting hammered which I could imagine myself having some good laughs to when actually getting hammered. The only problem is I can’t figure out if Hellyeah intended for it to be a joke or serious. Probably the latter.

There’s a little more of everything, but still not enough of anything. Vinnie Paul is jamming’ like it’s 1990, but everything else just sucks. After hearing yet another album of highly-concentrated trash, my patience has run out. With everything I’ve said in mind, I hope the boys prove me wrong in the future and restore some level of dignity to their reputations….but for now, I expect fiery-hell to freeze over before it happens. While Band of Brothers may be marginally better than earlier releases, it is still but another chapter in Hellyeah’s saga of failure.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
KjSwantko
July 17th 2012



9276 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Terrible

Recspecs
July 17th 2012



9829 Comments


Won't be listening to this, great write man pos'd.

KjSwantko
July 17th 2012



9276 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Thanks Luke; yeah definitely avoid this at all costs

Recspecs
July 17th 2012



9829 Comments


I think I might listen to "Drink Drank Drunk" for the lulz.

ncguitar
July 17th 2012



2403 Comments


This band is doomed to be overplayed by motorcyclist wannabes and angry teenagers.

Kris.
July 17th 2012



12262 Comments


way to steal my first name queer

TheNotrap
July 17th 2012



8035 Comments


Haven't listened to this. Nice work Kj, have a pos.

Digging: Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise

taylormemer
July 17th 2012



4916 Comments


Joke band

Tyrael
July 17th 2012



20822 Comments


Band needs to die

thumbcrusher
July 17th 2012



3591 Comments


1st 2 sucked bad not surprised this is any different

great review though, pos

Da11thMytrillSphere
July 17th 2012



546 Comments


The 2nd is the worst of this guys, this project needs to die because vinnie paul and company are killing a big part of their legacy with this shit.

KILL
July 17th 2012



71372 Comments


hell yea brother

Digging: Invisible - El jardin de los presentes

MO
July 17th 2012



18495 Comments


nice review kj

Emyay
July 17th 2012



5941 Comments


band name is lol. album name is lol. we joke about this bands' fan base, but do they even exist? do rednecks on motorcycles like this? don't they just listen to country? i live in louisiana, and i've lived in georgia and south carolina so i have a bit of context here. i don't listen to the radio so I don't know, but do they get radio play? i've only heard of these guys from the internet. it just bottles my mind.

good review btw

FictionalFlames
July 17th 2012



1516 Comments


never listened to the band, who are they trying to be (ripping off)?

KjSwantko
July 17th 2012



9276 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

"do rednecks on motorcycles like this? don't they just listen to country?"

haha no and prob.

"never listened to the band, who are they trying to be (ripping off)?"

It's basically Damageplan with worse riffs and gayer lyrics.

po0ty
July 17th 2012



487 Comments


lol @ bottles my mind

Treeman
July 17th 2012



1223 Comments


bad riffs sucks

YankeeDudel
July 17th 2012



9311 Comments


HELLYEAH BROS

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BassDemon333
July 17th 2012



3364 Comments


Hate this band so much, they need to call it quits and Mudvayne needs to make a new album.

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